If you’re preparing affordable country wedding venues for budget-conscious couples, you aren’t looking for much glitter and glitz. But feel free to bring in some trendy accents to keep your look modern.

For example, you can transform a collection of weathered ladders into your bar, adding a fun rustic element and allowing guests to reach their drinks easily.


Cotton bunting is one of the most accessible and affordable ways to tie your venue and decorations together. This decoration idea will make any room or forum feel instantly romantic and elegant. Plus, it comes in many colors to add variety to your wedding decor palette.

Another way to create a dramatic focal point is with a floral arch. Whether for your ceremony or reception, this floral wedding idea will wow guests and set the mood for the night. Work with your florist to create a design that matches your wedding color palette.

If you have a rustic or farm wedding theme, use your seating arrangement to help carry out the vibe of your big day. Hale bales are a natural choice for seating and can be decorated with blankets or burlap for a cozy touch. Personalized wood place cards can also serve as wedding favors that your guests will love to take home.

Floral hearts

Floral hearts are a gorgeous rustic wedding decoration that also adds an element of elegance. For a romantic backdrop, hang them over the aisle at your ceremony or around your reception venue. You can use lavender hearts for a romantic, rustic look or choose something white like gypsophila to give your wedding decor a more elegant touch.

Enhance your barn doors with a lush floral arch to make a grand statement when guests enter the venue. Choose flowers that match your bridal bouquet for a seamless look.

If your affordable country wedding venues for budget-conscious couples is a farm, ask if you can pick some of the crops to decorate with. You’ll save money and reduce your carbon footprint by choosing what’s in season. Include a few locally grown items in your centerpieces and buffet display.


Whether your barn wedding ideas are rooted in rustic, vintage, or country inspiration, wood elements always add an elegant touch. You can use wooden table runners or a wood backdrop to frame your ceremony space or create lounge vignettes with leather tufted couches and wine-colored linens, as this couple did. If you’re using a neutral color palette, bring in darker greens for a contrasting element, such as emerald, olive, or moss.

You can also use wood to accent your décor, such as by creating a floral heart for your entrance or framing your bar with unique signage. For example, a calligraphy-obsessed bridesmaid or family member can craft custom hand-lettered wood table numbers that double as wedding favors.

One of our favorite money-saving barn wedding ideas is letting the beauty of your venue shine. For example, instead of renting tables and Chiavari chairs, see if your venue has hay bales that could be used for seating or even your ceremony space.

Mason jars

Mason jars have regained popularity for home canning, moved into the decor, and even become a favorite of rustic millennial weddings. They’re inexpensive and versatile enough for serving, table centerpieces, drinkware, lighting, and favors.

Use ivory lace to slip over quart-sized mason jars for a delicate decoration that will add to the rustic theme of your wedding. You can also paint mason jars to match your wedding colors and add a pop of color to the tables.

Use mason jars to serve cake, cookies, and other treats at your reception. Or, fill them with ice cream and let guests build their ice cream sundaes as an after-dancing snack. For an extra special touch, tie a miniature spoon to the lid and have guests take their favors home. You’ll save money on the cost of a professional wedding cake by using mason jars as your dessert vessels.